Extraordinary Ability Visas

On Behalf of | Apr 28, 2022 | Immigration Explained

Do you have an extraordinary ability? Do you excel in the sciences, arts, education, business, or athletics, and who has a demonstrated record of extraordinary achievement in the motion picture or television industry and has been recognized nationally or internationally for those? If you still have questions then view our video to find out the answers.

What are the two visas that I can use to come to the United States if I have extraordinary ability?

O – Visa or EB-11 Visa

What is the difference between the O-Visa and an EB-1?

O-Visa allows temporary residency and the EB-1 provides permanent residency. These visas are similar but not interchangeable.

What kinds of work can count as extraordinary ability?

Extraordinary ability in the sciences, arts, education, business, or athletics or through some other extraordinary career achievements.

What are the criteria for proving extraordinary ability?

A person who has sustained national or international acclaim, achievements recognized by others in the field of expertise, and a level of expertise indicating that the individual is one of that small percentage who have risen to the very top of the field of endeavor.